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Former Champions, Competitive Fields Permeate Louisiana Champions Day

Former champions and competitive fields permeate the 13 races that make up Saturday’s 20th anniversary edition of Louisiana Champions Day at Fair Grounds.

True Brew Wins Monday Feature

Gale Springer and Gabe Grossberg’s True Brew, unhurried early, rallied strongly under jockey James Graham when set down for the drive and bested Keith Lazarz’s Thundering Chance

Flat Out Clearly Best in Sunday Feature

Preston Stables’ Flat Out, allowed to settle early, angled sharply outside the leaders in upper stretch under left-handed whipping and drew off for a two-length tally in Sunday’s featured $4

Strike Again Wins Buddy D., Valli With a Vow in Pago Hop

Pin Oak Stable’s Strike Again caught even-money favorite Gran Estreno just steps from the wire to register a three-quarter length mild upset in Saturday’s fifth running of the $60,000

Jedediah Wins Friday Feature

Marc and Jill Winston’s Jedediah, never far back, rallied outside the leaders when set down for the drive and was up to best John Duvielh and Keith and Earl Hernandez’s Butter Brown b

Dandyna Wins Thursday Turf Feature

Bluegrass Hall’s Dandyna got the first five-day week of the new Fair Grounds season off to a good start Thursday with a 1 3/4-length win in the first race of the afternoon.  The grass test c

Vanquisher Favored in Buddy D.; Somme Tops Competitive Pago Hop

The 25th anniversary edition of Fair Grounds’ $60,000 Pago Hop Stakes for sophomore fillies over the Stall-Wilson turf course will be bundled with the fifth running of the $60,000 Buddy Diliberto M

May One Wins Sunday Feature

Joseph Haddad’s May One, a 5-year-old daughter of Waquoit trained by Mike Stidham, responded gamely when roused by Fair Grounds’ current leading rider Jamie Theriot and proved

Ice Climber Wins Feature; Flash Mash Emerges as FG Oaks Contender

Allowed to settle early, Team Block’s Ice Climber commenced a rally outside the leaders when set down for the drive and wore down Last Call Racing Partnership’s Musicstreet Menace in

Hallway Hits His Stride in Mr. Sulu Stakes

Heiligbrodt Racing Stable’s Hallway came from off the pace in Saturday’s $60,000 Mr.